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Got any Tips for Polishing up an Old Stainless Steel Kettle?

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Got any Tips for Polishing up an Old Stainless Steel Kettle?

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niki rothman | | Feb 8, 2007 10:30 AM

I was given a beautiful heavy stainless steel kettle as a wedding present (a very long time ago). It still works fine despite being forgotten, and then boiling until it's dry, and then sitting empty on a high flame about a million times. It's dark, dull, tarnished condition probably displaying more graphically than anything else my tendency to get distracted until I notice "...that burning smell"

I tried steel wool with a gritty cleanser and elbow grease, I tried Wright's silver polish, I even tried my magic trick that works wonders for instantly polishing tarnished silver - soaking in very hot water, salt and a sheet of aluminum foil. Nothing worked.

Surely some domestic chowhound has a great trick for polishing up stainless steel.

Thanks!

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